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This is an IBM Automation portal for Digital Business Automation products. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Please use the following category to raise ideas for these offerings for all environments (traditional on premises, containers, on cloud):
  • Cloud Pak for Automation - including Business Automation Studio, Business Automation Insights

  • Business Automation Workflow (BAW) - including BAW, Business Process Manager, Workstream Services, Business Performance Center, Advanced Case Management

  • Content and Capture Services - including Filenet, Automation Document Processing, Daeja, Navigator, Content Collector, Enterprise Records, Business Automation Content Analyzer, Datacap, Automation Mobile Capture, Content Manager OnDemand, IBM Content Manager

  • Automation Decision Services (ADS) - including ADS, Operational Decision Manager

  • Robotic Process Automation

  • Robotic Process Automation with Automation Anywhere

  • IBM Blueworks Live


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com) - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM.

ideasibm@us.ibm.com - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.


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Automation Decision Services (ADS)

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ODM SMF 120 subtype 100 - set SMF120FLG bit 1 (SMFHDR_FLG) indicate subtype value for 100

We request that the WAS ODM SMF 120 subtype 100 data-recording be amended to include the IBM-standard SMF main-header bit-1 setting to denote that "subtype is valid". Consider that the WAS SMF 120 subtype 9 record applies to this standard.The IBM ...
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Rule Designer and eGIT Integration

We would like IBM to investigate the integration of Eclipse eGIT plugin with the Rule Designer for ODM. https://www.eclipse.org/egit/ This would allow ODM Developers to utilize the eGIT tooling within Eclipse to connect to external source code rep...
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Not under consideration

Decision Center - DC DB Monitoring and Correction

We would like IBM to develop a monitoring solution for IBM ODM on Cloud - Decision Center's Database (based on the Enterprise Console Diagnostics page) to monitor for any 'Check baselines lft/rgt indexes' and 'Check folders lft/rgt indexes' errors...
about 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Add Timeout to the Test Suite comparison task

When you have huge / complex unordered collection being used in the Test Suite, after the Decision Runners finishes executing the scenario, the comparison phase might takes a huge amount of time.As a result, Decision Runner report page gets stuck ...
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

ODM TEST SUITE VALUES SOURCING FROM DYNAMIC DOMAINS ARE IDENTIFIER VALUES and NOT VERBALIZATION

Values that are sourced from a dynamic domain in the test suite are displayed in the form of dropdown . The display text is not the verbalization of the identifiers. But the display text is the name of the identifier itself. The business users fin...
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

configure syntax coloration on BAL rules/Decision tables

Developpers using dark theme complain not being able to read rules. It would be nice to be able to configure the colors of bal constructs, as it is already possible to do with IRL editor
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 3 Future consideration

Rule Artefact count per Service/Project rather than for the whole instance

Can the Rule Artefact Count in the Decision Center Diagnostics page be made to show aggregated totals per Decision Service rather than only for the whole instance? For both the on premises and on cloud versions of ODM.
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

In the rule designer, make default verbalizations for List and Map handling methods

We would like to have default verbalizations for the java.util.List interface the following methods : get, set, add, addall, containsAll, remove, removeAll, retainAll.For the java.util.Map interface : put, keySet, entrySet (and more if possible)
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Add the equivalent of "Find rule dependencies" menu to the ruleflows

When a user mkes a right click on a rule, a menu "Find rule Dependencies" is available and enables the user to look for ruleflows which may select this rule. Would it be possible to get the same feature for the ruleflows, ie. "find ruleflows which...
over 3 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration

Improve Error Messages for Overlaps

For overlaps in decision tables, currently the error message only states "Line X overlaps with line(s) Y". This is a problem if the problematic cell contains a huge set of numbers. In the attached screenshot, the number 2329 appears in two differe...
almost 4 years ago in Automation Decision Services (ADS) 1 Future consideration